InnovateFV Weekend | Full Agenda

Full Agenda & Schedule
Day 1
27 Jan 2017

Pre-Event Networking & Last-Minute Registrations

-- Registration / Check-Ins
-- Networking
-- Meet with Business Mentors
-- Contribute to Fuquay-Varina's Entrepreneurial Community

Location: TE Connectivity

InnovateFV Weekend: Welcome & Introductions

The weekend of January 27 – 29, 2017 will be a historic one for the Town of Fuquay-Varina, NC. Innovate Fuquay-Varina culminates in a weekend of intense planning, preparation, and ultimately, the formation of several startup businesses in Fuquay-Varina. Beginning with a brief networking session Friday evening, the event will transition to the Pitch Phase. Participants wishing to pitch their business ideas will have 1 minute to present their idea to the entire audience, including our esteemed panel of judges. After all ideas have been pitched, the audience is then instructed to find the aspiring entrepreneur(s) they want to contribute their skills to, and Startup Teams will naturally begin to form -- thus planting the first startup "seeds" of the weekend. For the remainder of the weekend, each team's goal is to develop their idea into a viable business model, refine it, and produce a presentation for Sunday evening -- Initial Public Launch (IPL) Day.

Location: TE Connectivity

Startup Pitches & Team Formation

-- Participants with Startup Ideas Begin to Pitch Them to the Audience
-- Initial Pitches Begin (Max. 5-mins per Presentation)
-- Audience Breaks into Teams Based On Ideas They Want to Support
-- “Startups” Begin to Form
-- Work Space Requests Submitted for Assignment

Location: TE Connectivity
Day 2
28 Jan 2017

Team Check-Ins

-- Teams Send Representatives to Check-in with Event Organizers
-- Provide a Brief Progress Update
-- Teams Submit Any "Needs" Requests (ie: "We Need A Programmer!")

Location: Fuquay Coworking

Lunch & Networking

-- Lunch and Networking Provided by #InnovateFV Weekend (All Participants Invited).
-- Rogue Teams (Impromptu Teams) May Register with the #InnovateFV Staff.
-- "Needs Requests" Are Posted (ie: "We Need a Designer!")
-- Available Participants and Business Mentors May Contact Teams Requesting "Needs"

Location: Fuquay Coworking

Teams Continue Work on Startup Ideas

-- Teams Work On-Site or Remotely
-- No Set Schedule

Location: Fuquay Coworking
Day 3
29 Jan 2017

Team Check-Ins

-- Teams Send Representatives to Check-in with Event Organizers
-- Provide a Brief Progress Update
-- Teams Submit Any "Needs" Requests (ie: "We Need A Programmer!")
-- Rogue Teams (Impromptu Teams) May Register with the #InnovateFV Staff

Location: Fuquay Coworking

Final “Needs Requests” Posted

-- "Needs Requests" Are Posted (ie: "We Need a Designer!")
-- Available Participants and Business Mentors May Contact Teams Requesting "Needs"

Location: Fuquay Coworking

Teams Continue to Work on Startup Ideas

-- Teams Work On-Site or Remotely
-- No Set Schedule

Location: Fuquay Coworking

Initial Public Launch (IPL) Day

-- Initial Public Launch Day ("IPL Day")
-- Formal Team Presentations (5-10 minutes max. length) from Startups
-- Judging Begins & Winners Announced
-- Closing Remarks

Location: TE Connectivity in Fuquay-Varina, NC